President Yoweri Museveni has extended medical support to legendary Afrigo Band saxophonist, Kasule Saidi who recently got a fracture on one of his legs, according to renowned events promoter and businessman, Balaam Barugahara.
Kasule who has blown the Saxophone for 50 years, on Friday appeared on one of the local televisions saying he is in horrible pain after sustaining the fracture yet he does not have the money for medical treatment since his group has for months not organised any music concerts due to the ongoing lockdown in the country.
“President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has this morning instructed me to take Legendary Afrigo Band Saxophonist Kasumba Saidi, the best Saxophonist in Uganda, who recently broke his leg and had been in great pain with less financial help, for treatment at the country’s best bones’ hospital at Mzee’s (President Museveni) expense,” posted Barugahara on Saturday morning.
Barugahara told this news website that after watching the Afrigo Band star reaching out to the public for help yesterday, he contacted the President who has positively responded on Saturday morning.
“Mzee is going to take care of his medical bills and so, we are taking him to a medical facility of his choice in the country,” he said.
The events promoter and a sworn supporter of President Yoweri Museveni heaped praise on the President for what he called generosity towards Ugandans particularly artists in the country.
“The President continues to exhibit his generosity towards the people of Uganda. Imagine, when I told him, he said he would get back to me and it has taken less than 20 hours for him to respond by instructing me to take the Artist to the best Medical facility on his account,” said Balaam.
The businessman has for some time now been a link between President Yoweri Museveni and artists in Uganda including musicians through engineering meetings between them regardless of their political affiliations.
Last year, he organised a meeting between the President and singer Eddie Kenzo. He said he had to engineer it since Kenzo promotes the country internationally through music.
“I was with Bebe Cool and I told him of how we can tell the President to sit down with Eddy Kenzo and hear out his cry,” he said.
Barugahara added that the President is accommodative of all, including those who oppose him saying the Head of State had further committed himself to support Kenzo’s musical projects financially.